Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Slower Pace From Now On

Those of you who follow my blog may have noticed that I have not posted in a while. There are a few reasons for this. I started a bathroom remodel at my house that has take all of my time and energy. When I am done for the day I just want to sleep, writing takes up way too much energy!

In my absence, I have noticed that I did not miss blogging. The constant feeling that I needed to crank out at least three posts a week was getting stressful without me even realizing it. Coming up with unique, relevant content is hard. In my hunting and fishing adventures I hold to one overriding rule: If it is not fun, don't do it. That is why I do not fish in a cold rain, or hunt in a mosquito infested swamp, it is not fun. Blogging was beginning to not be fun.

The second reason I have slowed down blogging is because I have come to realize the goal I set for myself in unattainable. Starting out, I had one goal: to make enough money to offset the cost of hunting. Over little less than a year I have clocked over 400 hours working on this blog. I have made a little less than $200 and spent a little over $300. I doubt I will ever make money. It seems that this is a trend for most outdoor bloggers. I simply cannot figure out how to monetize The Unlucky Hunter.

Any idea what type of fish this is? It is from a fresh water lake. 
The last, and probably most important, reason is that I simply have not done anything worth writing about. I have gone fishing, but not caught much. The last time I went we only caught one fish, and it was a little guy that I could not even identify. Most people do not want to read about unsuccessful trips.

I'm not closing the blog. In fact, knowing me, I'll pick it back up full force in a few months. For now , I will just be taking it slower. When I do post, it will be good!

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